Marina Della-Mea is a free spirit by any measure. She’s lived a holistic, well-travelled life, now settled in Norway’s Lofoten Islands. But her idyllic postcard life hit a devastating impasse when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given little hope of survival.
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions... Iceland is a place that leaves you frustratingly short of superlatives. You could write a separate ode to every inch of it. The first thing that hits you is the landscape. The second - an altogether different kind of discovery - is that … Continue reading Kristofer Rodriguez Svonuson: “I don’t want to have things figured out”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… Recent weeks have seen the battle lines drawn – and traced over in heavy black marker –between the guardians of Sydney's nightlife and those who would see it strangled for the sake of corporate interests. It's creatives versus casinos. And the 15,000 strong crowd … Continue reading James McInnes: “The tightest limitations produce the most creativity”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… Cat Hunter is just about the most good natured person you'll meet. Altruistic, but with the passion and drive for it to mean something, she's heavily involved in helping reconnect isolated groups in society such as the homeless and the elderly. As a drummer, she's … Continue reading Cat Hunter: “We shouldn’t need to say female. We should just say musicians.”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… Magdalena Wiegner was the first friendly face I saw when I moved to Berlin in 2014. I spent a week in the vacant room of her Neukölln apartment. Magda is an artist. That much was clear from peeking through her doorway. Intricate sketches adorned … Continue reading Magdalena Wiegner: “My aim is to fill the streets with little details”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… Omar Sakr is that rarest of unicorns - a successful poet. Treating each word with care, he conjures images that are crisp and blooming. He's written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, and The Saturday Paper, among others. His work has also featured in Meanjin, … Continue reading Omar Sakr: “There’s nothing minor in life”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… It's better not to compare yourself to Will Kostakis. His novels are bestsellers, earning fulsome cover quotes from the likes of Melina Marchetta (Looking for Alibrandi). His latest is due for release in March. The fact he's a full year younger than me makes me want … Continue reading Will Kostakis: “I’m scared someone’s gonna Go Set A Watchman me”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… Nina is a natural storyteller with the best turn of phrase in the business. She's the kind of person who would make you feel inadequate by comparison at high school reunions. It would be totally inadvertent, of course. And you'd be enjoying the conversation … Continue reading Nina Betts: “He immediately started showing me photos of his mother’s open casket funeral”